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You can have a direct and immediate impact on families with seriously-ill children.

Love in Action

Kindnesss Counts

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In the midst of a global health crisis and without skipping a beat, we’ve provided food, shelter, comfort and love to families with sick kids.

Day in and day out, we’ve offered complimentary meals, comfortable and clean accommodations and a safe place to decompress in close proximity to their seriously ill or injured child.

One BIG reason we’ve been able to continue to support families is the kindness of our community, and the many individuals and groups who have rallied to our side, donating essential items and goods we use every single day. From K-Cups to corn flakes and pickles to paper towels, the thousands of dollars’ worth of “in-kind” donations we’ve received has been truly amazing! For families navigating a child’s health crisis during a pandemic, the kindness of the outside world truly counts.

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Finding ways to lift others up is always important, especially during a time of great change. Compassionate people in our community have stepped up in many ways, including:

  • An Eagle Scout candidate who collected more than $4,000 worth of essential items with support from fellow troop members and his troop leader
  • A church youth group leader who referred to our Amazon Smile Wish List to identify our most-needed items and encouraged group members to bring donations to Sunday services
  • A small real estate office who conducted a completely safe “contact-less” donation drive, dropping off and picking up
  • A high school student who collected in-kind and cash donations in lieu of his volunteer shift, which has been paused because of the pandemic
  • A 93-year-old lady and a 12-year-old girl who asked for cash and in-kind donations on their birthdays, instead of gifts
  • A local corporation that upon realizing that ingredients in the company cafeteria might go to waste, contacted RMH and made a large in-kind donation

We have all the tools, tips, links and language to help you get started with an in-kind drive in your community. Email or call Marge Kajer in our Community Fundraiser department at 612.767.2791. She’ll be happy to assist.